E-Agriculture Solutions Forum 2018

To support the use of proven e-agriculture solutions and services, FAO-ITU will be conducting a 3 day E-agriculture Solutions Forum (15-17 November, 2018). Venue : Nanjing, China Background E-agriculture, or ICTs in agriculture, is about designing, developing and applying innovative ways to use...

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Scale-up Conference

A conference focusing on effective approaches to scaling up agricultural technologies and innovations in the developing world.
United States of America, West Lafayette

e-Agriculture is a global community of practice that facilitates dialogue, information exchange and sharing of ideas related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable agriculture and rural development.

News and e-Agriculture

  • UN Women and WFP harness blockchain technology for Crisis Situations

    In a recent press release, UN Women and the World Food Programmw (WFP)have announced that they are breaking new ground by using blockchain to assist Syrian refugee women participating in UN Women’s cash for work programmes at the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan. Before adopting this technology, WFP has been doing cash transfer to refugees via third-party financial service providers such as banks. However, through blockchain, UN women and WFP are exploring the possibility of providing female refugee with cash back at WFP-contracted supermarkets or pay for thier purchases directly...
  • UN Secretary-General’s Strategy on New Technologies

    The UN Secretary General has announced a new strategy on technologies which is meant to define and guide the United Nations system in the use of technologies like artificial intelligence, biotechnology, blockchain and robotics for the attainment of the 2030 Agenda. The Strategy on New Technologies sets out 5 principles and 4 Commitments to build internal capacity, advocacy and dialogue, cooperative frameworks and norms, and member state support. The strategy has identified four strategic commitments for the UN and also the wider UN system. In quote, he stated that “These combine elements of...
  • FAO’s regional expert consultation on knowledge sharing for agricultural innovations

    An expert FAO consultation was held in Hungary on the 10th to the 13th of September 2018 on knowledge sharing for agricultural innovations applicable for smallholder and family farmers in Europe and Central Asia. This comes after two major calls for FAO to support Agricultural Innovations Systems (AIS) and develop capacities in Europe and Central Asia. The first was the 39th session of the European Commission of Agriculture (ECA) and the 41st session of the FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC), which urged FAO to continue its efforts on knowledge sharing on policies and good practices...